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Month: January, 2014

Good news about Il Bucintoro

Hello World

The photo and text is courtesy of David Lown, an art historian and writer who currently lives in Venice.

Thank you for your generosity in sharing this, David.

His excellent blog, Venice Revealed, is listed on my Blogroll:    http://venicerevealed.blogspot.it/  It’s well worth a visit!

The trunks of 600 oak trees will soon be on their way to Venice from a forest in Aquitaine. They are a gift from the French to Venice, an act of recompense for the part they played in the destruction of something very dear to the Venetians heart more than 200 years ago
In 1798, the ceremonial state barge of the Doge, was reduced to ashes on the orders of Napoleon, whose troops had, the previous year, brought to an end the Venetian Republic. The Bucintoro was central to the annual ceremony known as La Festa della Sensa, in which the Doge marked Venice’s…

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Antique Books and Daisies

Robyn Graham Photography

Reading Amidst CheerReading Amidst Cheer

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“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Cheerful BookmarkCheerful Bookmark

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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 If you recall from pervious posts, the Gerber daisy represents cheer in the language of flowers, thus the titles of the images posted this evening.  


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AS I WANDERED #5 RAILROAD STATIONS

waldotomosky

 

I know, I know, I know. Too much railroad stuff. Please be patient we will get to other things. Then again – – – what would you expect of a guy who rides the rails?

All I have in mind today is to show you some of the unique railroad stations that I have passed by. That’s it, nice and simple.
Bronx RR StationBrookhaven, Conn RR STANeward Mary RR StTenefly NJ RR StaMt Vernon Ohio Sta 2

Winters End RR STa
As I Wander Introduction 2

©W. Tomosky

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